Is anyone getting "Water Cooling"?

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Is anyone getting the stackable “Water Cooling” buff? Per the following patch note, we should not be getting “Cooling Down”, but that’s all I get?

From the 25.06.2019 patch …
“– Drinking water provides Water Cooling effect instead of Cooling Down.”

@Ignasis took a note from my previous thread, but no one else chimed in, making me think I was alone. I would like to run, in cold protection gear, from the volcano obelisk to the snow, and think that a stackable cooling effect will allow that.

Regards

jim

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I can say for sure that I have never seen an effect that specifically calls itself “Water Cooling.” I was kind of confused by the wording of the patch notes related to this, as to whether “Water Cooling” was really meant to be text displayed on an effect banner onscreen, or if it was just how they were explaining the change in the way the “Cooling Down” effect works. I think I was expecting to see what you seem to be expecting to see. But I definitely still see a banner that says “Cooling Down” when I drink water. And the patch notes left me confused as to whether this is the intended behavior or not, so I didn’t bother reporting. But if we’re taking a survey to figure this out, then I definitely still see text that says “Cooling Down” and there’s no visual indication of a stacked effect.

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Thanks, relieved, here. I do not see it on the stats page either, nor does it stack. Still ‘Cooling Down’.

Regards

jim

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I play the game in italian and I can tell you when I drink water or swimming it appears a different icon from cooling down in status effects, but honestly I didn’t tested it so much because usually even at volcano this effect is enough to make me feel good with my armor, so I only rarely used cooling down effects.

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Yes, I get Water Cooling regularly, but it doesn’t stack with itself: you can swim and drink water, but still get only one such effect. It must stack with another temperature buffs I think.

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Thanks, Ko6ka, that would make sense. Are you getting the Water Cooling effect without any other coolers, such as Darfari Bug Soup?

I am not getting the effect at all, making me think it’s isolated to my database. I have verified my files, but have not re-installed the game, and if in the local database, I would re-instate that in solo anyway.

Anyway, I am not getting Water Cooling in either solo or private online under any circumstances I have checked.

Regards

jim

So, I tested it: I get water cooling (icon with a drop of water and a thermometer) if I swim or drink, but if I eat Darfari Bug Soup I get the cooling down effect with a different icon, but the water cooling disappear.

Being called the same way in italian version I’m unable to say if they stacks looking stats page. :slightly_frowning_face:

EDIT: if I first eat darfari bug soup THAN I drink the effects stacks and the 2 icons stay on the screen and are doubled in stats page, so I believe there is a bug: if you first drink than eat the cooling down overwrite the water cooling effect, if you first eat (getting the cooling down) than drink they stack.

Still not getting the effect, but I did stack ice and water effects. That works for me !

Regards

jim

I’ve noticed that the icon I get when I drink some water is a thermometer and a water drop, like the lower one in Born2bAlive’s screenshot. But I think before the patch I would get the thermometer with the down arrow, like the higher one in the screenshot. The text on mine says “Cooling Down”, which what the text always was though. I still have a suspicion that this is functioning as intended, and that the terminology “Water Cooling” in the patch notes was a red herring. Note that in Born’s Italian screenshot, both banners say “Calo temperatura” but the icons are different.

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Must … test … immediately.

Thanks, Monkey, never considered that.

Regards

jim

OK ! I got both, but not named per the patch notes, that’s no biggie, and am happy with the effect.

I did have to eat the ice first. Drinking then eating ice did not give me both.

Next will be with Darfari bug soup, but I was distracted by a call from my daughter which takes precedence.

Thank you, Monkey, B2B and Ko6ka !

Regards

jim

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Hello @Jim1!

Just to share a short update on this, we’ve poked the team again and are waiting on further clarification regarding this mechanic. At this time, you may stack two cooling down buffs, one from the Chilling consumables ( Berry Juice, Ice Tea or Ice ) and the one from drinking from a water source ( e.g. lake ).

The Water Cooling is still being shown as Cooling Down, we’ll let you know as soon as we have any additional information to share.

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Hugo, thanks for the clarification. At least from my end, no poking necessary, I’m just enjoying the investigation and the advice from the community members :slight_smile:

As far as the description, sure, it happens, but personally speaking there are other things that take precedence and would prefer the resources applied there.

Color me happy? I may extend this thread if I run across other stackables just as a source of tested data unless you would prefer another thread.

Regards

jim

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Guys, can you confirm the effects stacks only if you eat first than drink, but viceversa if you first drink than eat the colling down (arrow + thermometer icon) overwrite water cool ?

Because this inconsistency happens to me on official server [PC]

B2B, I had to eat ice, then drink water for the cooling effects to stack, both in solo and private online. The reverse order did not work in either case.

Tonite, I went to the volcano and carried Darfari Bug Soup and purified water and followed the same sequence, ‘eat’ soup, then drink purified water and the cooling effects stacked. I did not try to drink then eat, simply because of the above testing. If you would like me to, I can test the reverse order, but personally I think the same will hold.

Since the soup also has healing qualities, I verified they still worked also, but only by the Regenerating ‘buff’ shown on the list. I did not take any damage, so could not ‘see’ the healing.

I’m not sure if it is intentional or not, but it simply does not matter to me. I have established the order on my toolbar and don’t even have to think about it. By doing both in Epic Flawless Pictish Wizard armor, I also got the soothing buff.

For the record, I do have the second perk in Vitality, Impervious.

Do you think it’s intended or a bug?

Regards

jim

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It looks like an inconsistency for me.

Or they have to stack, so this should happens every time, or not, so it should be not allowed to happen at all.

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Inconsistency is perhaps the best word to describe this behaviour. Ignaisis already commented on the lack of proper descriptive term, so the two may be connected.

Regards

jim

Is there any requirement to get the soothing regeneration buff? Regardless of how I keep my temperature meter it never seems to trigger in my singleplayer game. I also still get the “cooling down” instead of “water cooling” notification even in instances where I have only drunk water from the skin.

At least for me, I get the soothing effect when my temperature indicator is halfway or a bit above, as shown below. As far as I know, there are no other requirements.

The lack of the ‘Water Cooling’ indicator has been acknowledged and is being investigated, per Ignasis above.

Regards

jim

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